Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International Coordinating Committee
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, condemn in the strongest terms the regime of Enrique Peña Nieto for the abduction, torture and murder of Comrade Gustavo Salgado Delgado. We support the mobilization of the people of Mexico to seek justice and carry forward his cause for national and social liberation.
Comrade Gustavo disappeared on 3 February 2015 and was found murdered, with torture marks, the following day. He was extremely hated by the reactionary state and by the landlords because he aroused, organized and mobilized the people to fight for their political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights against oppression and exploitation.
He was resolute and militant in the defense of the people’s right to the land, and demanded provision for the needs of the working people in the municipality of Ayala, especially the migrant workers from the mountainous areas of Guerrero and Oaxaca.
The landlords and the state reacted against him by forcibly arresting him and illegally detaining him on 20 March 2014 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, while he was participating in a people’s march.
Comrade Gustavo was a state leader of Frente Popular Revolucionario in Morelos, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Central Committee of the Frente Popular Revolucionario. He was a dedicated and energetic leader and was determined to build the FPR in the state of Morelos.
His murder exposes the barbarism of the regime of Enrique Peña Nieto which is trying to impose “reforms” for the benefit of the exploiting few. The regime is using various forms of violence, including abductions, illegal detentions, and assassinations, in order to suppress the people’s struggle for a better life.
We stand in solidarity with the people’s resistance and encourage various forms of mobilization against the regime. We support the vigorous participation of Frente Popular Revolucionario in the People’s National Assembly, the People’s National Council and the General Political Strike.